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Half Lives

Sara Grant


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I've learned that surviving isn't all it's cracked up to be.

NOW: Icie's parents gave her $10,000 in cash, a map of a top-secret bunker, and instructions to get there by any means necessary. They have news of an imminent viral attack and know that the bunker is Icie's only hope for survival. She and three other teens live locked away for months, not knowing what's happening in the outside world or who has survived. Then one day, Icie discovers a shocking secret deep in the bunker. Are they really safe there after all?

THEN: Generations in the future, the world has changed, and a mysterious cult worships the very mountain where Icie's secret bunker was built. The people never leave the mountain, they're ruled by Beckett, a teenager...and they have surprising ties to Icie.

Icie and Beckett must both fight to survive while protecting a secret that could destroy their civilizations.

This high-stakes, original, and thought-provoking adventure follows two unlikely heroes, hundreds of years apart.

Praise For Half Lives

"Grant (Dark Parties) mines fresh material from the dystopian genre through an intriguing scenario and approach to the form...Each story line stands on its own, but together they form a thought-provoking study of faith, misunderstanding, and survival."
Publishers Weekly

"A fast, addictive read."
Kirkus Reviews

"This highly original read gives science fiction fans a thoughtful apocalyptic tale for both the heart and the head."
The Bulletin

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316194938, 400pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

About the Author

Sara Grant was born in a small town in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University and has a master's degree in creative and life writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. She lives in London with her British husband and is also the author of Dark Parties. Sara's website is